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Recent speakers at Pamplin

John May

BB&T Distinguished Lecture

John May, managing partner of New Vantage Group of Vienna, Va., discussed “Valuation of Early-Stage Ventures” as the featured speaker in last spring’s BB&T Distinguished Lecture Series on Capitalism. The BB&T lecture series discusses current issues in business management and government policy, in addition to topics related to capitalism. The lecture series is part of a Pamplin teaching program to explore the foundations of capitalism and freedom. The program was established in 2007 in the college’s finance department with a $1 million gift from BB&T Charitable Foundation.
Kimble Reynolds

Wachovia Distinguished Lecture

Martinsville attorney Kimble Reynolds Jr. (MKTG ’88, M.S./EDPE ’95), discussed “Leadership During Challenging Times.” The Wachovia Distinguished Speaker series has featured senior executives from Wachovia, GE, Nielsen, IBM, Dial, Wells Fargo, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others.
C.E. Andrews

Business Ethics Symposium

C.E. Andrews (ACCT ’74), president and chief operating officer of RSM McGladrey and former partner at Arthur Andersen, gave the guest lecture, “Ethics R U: Finding Your Moral Compass,” at the 19th Annual Symposium on Business Ethics, sponsored by the Business Leadership Center of the Department of Management and by a Warren Lloyd Holtzman Seed Grant from the Community Foundation of the New River Valley.
Peggy Noonan

Cutchins Distinguished Lecture

In “An Evening of Perspective with Peggy Noonan,” the Wall Street Journal columnist and best-selling author discussed American history, politics, and culture. The lecture series, sponsored by the college and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development, is named for the late Clifford A. Cutchins III (ACCT ’44), a former bank chairman and rector of the Board of Visitors.


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